Amanda Heniff | Curriculum and Instruction - CDL | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Amanda Henif

Assistant Teacher

Classroom Phone: (618) 521-4225
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Office: Quigley 116J
875 S. Normal Ave. Mail Code 4633
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901


Amanda Heniff is a Lead Teacher for the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs.  She works with children and their families in the Todder classroom at the Child Development Laboratories on the SIUC campus.  She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education.  Amanda strives to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for the children and their families.  Her commitment and dedication to young children is an essential element in developing positive and rewarding relationships with the children and their families at CDL.

Education and Work Experience:

Adjunct Professor Spring 2016-present, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Prekindergarten Teacher 2015-present, Southern Region Early Childhood Programs

Lead Prekindergarten Teacher 2015, Puka School

Title I Reading Aide 2014-2015, Herrin Elementary School

Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction 2014, SIUC

Graduate Assistant in the Toddler Classroom from 2012-2014, CDL

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012, SIUC


ECE Credential Level 5

Infant Toddler Credential Level 5

Paraprofessional Educator Endorsement

Instructional Interests:

Early Childhood Education

Infant and Toddler Development

Reggio Inspired Environments and Curriculum

Pre-Service Teacher Education for Early Childhood Majors